THE EPISTLE OF PAUL
1 Masters, grant to your slaves that which is just and equal, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
D. Praying with Perseverance
and Walking in Wisdom
2 1aPersevere in 2prayer, 3watching in it with thanksgiving,
3 Praying at the same time for aus also, that God would open to us a 1door for the word, to speak the bmystery of Christ (because of which also I am cbound),
4 That I may make it manifest as I ought to speak.
5 Walk in awisdom toward those who are bwithout, 1credeeming the time.
6 Let your speech be always with 1agrace, seasoned with 2bsalt, that you may know how you ought to canswer each one.
A. The Apostle's Fellowship
7 1All the things concerning me, aTychicus, the beloved brother and faithful bminister and fellow slave in the Lord, will make known to you,
8 Whom I have sent to you for this very thing, that you might know the things concerning us and that he might acomfort your hearts;
9 With aOnesimus, the faithful and beloved bbrother, who is one of you. They will make known to you all the things here.
10 aAristarchus, my fellow prisoner, greets you, as well as bMark, the cousin of cBarnabas, (concerning whom you received commandments, If he comes to you, receive him),
11 And Jesus, who is called aJustus; these alone of the bcircumcision are my fellow workers for the ckingdom of God, ones who have become a dconsolation to me.
12 aEpaphras, who is one of you, a slave of Christ Jesus, greets you, always bstruggling on your behalf in his prayers that you may 1stand 2cmature and dfully assured in all the 3ewill of God.
13 For I testify of him that he labors much for you and for those in aLaodicea and for those in Hierapolis.
14 aLuke, the beloved physician, greets you, as well as bDemas.
15 Greet the brothers in aLaodicea, as well as Nymphas and the 1church, which is in 2his bhouse.
16 And when this letter is aread among you, cause that it be read in the church of the bLaodiceans also, and that you also read the one from Laodicea.
17 And say to aArchippus, Take heed to the bministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it.
B. The Apostle's Greeting
18 The greeting in amy own hand -- Paul. bRemember my cbonds. dGrace be with you.